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The Kingdom of the Hittites$
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Trevor Bryce

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780199281329

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199281329.001.0001

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The Supremacy of Hatti: The Reign of Suppiluliuma I (c. 1350–1322)

The Supremacy of Hatti: The Reign of Suppiluliuma I (c. 1350–1322)

(p.154) 7 The Supremacy of Hatti: The Reign of Suppiluliuma I (c. 1350–1322)
The Kingdom of the Hittites


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In spite of his close partnership with his father, and in spite of the role he had played in the restoration of the kingdom, Suppiluliuma was not intended for the mantle of kingship in Hatti after his father's death. But Suppiluliuma may well have felt aggrieved, after all he had done for the kingdom, at being relegated to a position of subordination to his brother. Tudhaliya's murder paved the way for Suppiluliuma to seize the throne. This chapter chronicles the reign of Suppiluliuma I as king of the Hittites, his opening moves in the conflict with Mitanni, Suppiluliuma's family, the war with Syria, alliance with the kingdom of Ugarit, the kingdom of Amurru, Suppiluliuma's consolidation of his Syrian conquests, his pressing problems regarding the eastern flank of his empire, the roles of the viceroys in Suppiluliuma's kingdom, and Suppiluliuma's legacy.

Keywords:   Hittites, Hatti, Suppiluliuma I, Syria, Mitanni, viceroys, Amurru, Ugarit, kingdom

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